Constantine the Great
 
 

Posthumous Issues of Constantine

    After Constantine died in 337, his sons issued posthumous coins in honor of their father. Constantine was the last Emperor to be consecrated and deified on coins. Eusebius also wrote about one of these posthumous coins:

    "At the same time coins were struck portraying the Blessed One on the obverse in the form of one with head veiled, on the reverse like a charioteer on a quadriga, being taken up by a right hand stretched out to him from above."    Life of Constantine  IV 73
 
 


AETERNA PIETAS

9 Sept 337- Spring 340
Obv: DIVO CONSTANTINO P Veiled head right
Rev: AETERNA PIETAS [Everlasting Piety] Emperor in military dress, standing right, holding spear and globe.
In exergue PCONST    RIC VIII Arles 17


Emperor, veiled to right in quadriga;

9 Sept 337- late 347
Obv: DIVO CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG - Veiled head right
Rev: Emperor, veiled to right in quadriga; the hand of God reaches down to him.
In exergue SMANA     RIC VIII Antioch 39


VN MR [(VENERANDAE MEMORIAE In honor of venerated memory]

A.D. 345-347
Obv: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG - Veiled head right.
Rev: IVST VENER MEMOR [to his memory, justly to be remembered] Aequitas, winged standing left, holding balance and transverse secepter.
In exergue SMALB   RIC VIII Alexandria 28


VN MR [(VENERANDAE MEMORIAE In honor of venerated memory]

A.D. 345-347
Obv: DIVO CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG - Veiled head right
Rev: VN MR [(VENERANDAE MEMORIAE In honor of venerated memory] Emperor veiled, standing right.
In exergue SMALgamma    RIC VIII Alexandria 32



 

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Constantine the Great